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Nature Publishing Group
Assistant or Associate or Senior Editor - Nature Communications
Nature Publishing Group (NPG) is a division of Macmillan Publishers Ltd, dedicated to serving the academic, professional scientific and medical communities.
Nature Communications is an innovative multidisciplinary science journal, which launched in April 2010. The journal publishes high-quality research from the breadth of the natural sciences, and has already developed a strong track record in these areas. The journal offers rapid publication in an online environment, with Open Access options.
We now have an exciting opportunity for an editor to join our team. The ideal candidate will have a PhD (or equivalent), and preferably postdoctoral experience, in an area of physics or materials science. Editorial experience would be beneficial, but is not required.
Reporting to the Managing Editor (physical sciences), the successful candidates will play an important role in determining the representation of their field in the journal, and will work closely with the other editors on all aspects of the editorial process, including manuscript selection. This role will also entail significant liaison with the scientific community, the Research Journal Chief Editors (UK and US) and the Editorial Advisory Panel.
This is a demanding and intellectually stimulating position. Broad scientific knowledge and training, excellent literary skills and a keen interest in the practice and communication of science are a prerequisite. The successful candidates must therefore have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. The salary and benefits will be competitive, reflecting the critical importance and responsibilities of this role.
These roles are offered on a full-time, permanent basis and are located in our London office. All applicants must be able to demonstrate the right to live and work in the UK in order to be considered for the position in the UK.
Applicants should include a CV, a covering letter explaining their interest in the post and a concise discussion of recent scientific developments that you have found particularly exciting (stating why).